Published Jul 24, 2012The music documentary gods have been kind to us lately, with news that Devo and Descendents films are on their way sometime soon. We'll get an even punkier rock doc before either of those hit screens via My Career As a Jerk, a film about hardcore's first supergroup, the Circle Jerks. The flick will be available on DVD September 25 through MVD Entertainment Group.
A press release explains that filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke) helmed the project, collecting old concert and video footage, along with recent interviews with the band members "to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground."
The film chronicles Circle Jerks' early days, wherein former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris teamed up with Red Kross's Greg Hetson, drummer Lucky Lehrer and bassist Roger Rogerson, and quickly shot to punk rock infamy via their Group Sex LP.
From there, the doc will apparently hone in on the ups and downs of the band, from lineup changes, to jumping from the underground to the major label scene in the punk boom of the '90s, to "the addictions, fights and injuries that forced their breakup." Chances are the flick will also touch on the members' current projects too, which include Bad Religion and OFF!
The Circle Jerks have been on hiatus since 2010.
You can catch a trailer for My Career As a Jerk down below.